Not so fast: Asheville, N.C. police deal promptly and thoroughly with ‘autonomous zone’ attempt

Not so fast: Asheville, N.C. police deal promptly and thoroughly with ‘autonomous zone’ attempt
Image: YouTube screen grab via Gays & Guns

[Ed. – The mayor, a Democrat, seems to be in a mould different from that of Seattle’s mayor.  She quickly put a lid on street protests last week, enforcing a curfew and preventing riots.]

[T]he attempts in Nashville and Chicago by protesters to set up “autonomous zones” similar to the one that was set up in Seattle in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd have not gone so well.

The situation Friday night in Asheville, North Carolina was no different. Except in this case we have videos of the police department actually dismantling the encampment not long after occupiers in the area attempted to set it up.

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Police stepped in soon after attempts at setting up camp started to shut it all down …

Here’s what the scene looked like earlier this morning:

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